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Main Discussion Area => HowTo's and Build-a-longs => Topic started by: DC on May 14, 2019, 10:51:38 am

Title: How I repair self nocks
Post by: DC on May 14, 2019, 10:51:38 am
I'm not sure how this happened but one side of the nock broke.
Title: Re: How I repair self nocks
Post by: DC on May 14, 2019, 10:52:52 am
I sanded down the sides on my belt sander so the bottom of the nock was still original
Title: Re: How I repair self nocks
Post by: DC on May 14, 2019, 10:56:12 am
Then I sanded two pieces of Purple Heart(to match the footing) so the sides of the nock were parallel. I could have done a better job but I was thinking of the how-to rather than the work at hand.
Title: Re: How I repair self nocks
Post by: DC on May 14, 2019, 10:56:59 am
Glued one side on using thick CA
Title: Re: How I repair self nocks
Post by: DC on May 14, 2019, 10:58:20 am
Then the other. Gluing them one at a time is less fiddly.
Title: Re: How I repair self nocks
Post by: DC on May 14, 2019, 11:00:01 am
Rough sanded on the belt sander. (Couldn't get any pics) and finished with sanding sticks.
Title: Re: How I repair self nocks
Post by: DC on May 14, 2019, 11:01:26 am
Wrapped with upholstery thread and thin CA.
Title: Re: How I repair self nocks
Post by: DC on May 14, 2019, 11:03:28 am
Then I chucked it up in the lathe(use a drill if you don't have a lathe) and put on a coat of 5 min epoxy. Turn until cured and shiny.
Title: Re: How I repair self nocks
Post by: DC on May 14, 2019, 11:08:52 am
Finished
Title: Re: How I repair self nocks
Post by: Pat B on May 15, 2019, 11:44:30 am
Now you have a footed nock on that arrow too.  Nicely done.   :OK
Title: Re: How I repair self nocks
Post by: DC on May 15, 2019, 12:13:48 pm
Thanks Pat, I think I will do the other two. It does look nice and the sides of the nock are kind of delicate on Spruce shafts.
Title: Re: How I repair self nocks
Post by: Deerhunter21 on May 15, 2019, 02:11:29 pm
Nice tip! it looks good too!
Title: Re: How I repair self nocks
Post by: Knoll on May 15, 2019, 05:09:58 pm
Superb.

In my case, it happens when another arrow strikes glancing blow to the nock on the way into target. I now try to look at my self nocks as pull them from target . . . could be unpleasant surprise if goes unnoticed.
Title: Re: How I repair self nocks
Post by: DC on May 15, 2019, 09:38:49 pm
At our range there are more compound guys than self/recurve etc. The compound guys wear out the yellow portion of the targets. Once in a while if I hit the worn out spot the arrow bounces back out and lands on the floor nock first. I think that's what happened.
Title: Re: How I repair self nocks
Post by: JW_Halverson on May 16, 2019, 03:12:05 pm
Now you have a footed nock on that arrow too.  Nicely done.   :OK

So...would that arrow be footed and handed?

Those are some seriously good looking arrows!

Title: Re: How I repair self nocks
Post by: DC on May 17, 2019, 08:35:20 am
Thanks JW but like everything else I make the finish could be nicer. I'm more of a framer than a cabinet maker :D